Regional: Country Diagnostic Studies in Selected Developing Member Countries (Cluster TA)

Sovereign Project | 46186-001 Status: Active


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Project Name Country Diagnostic Studies in Selected Developing Member Countries (Cluster TA)
Project Number 46186-001
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 0011-REG: Country Diagnostic Studies in Selected Developing Member Countries
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 6.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Inception workshop for the Tajikistan CDS and mini training workshop on diagnostic approaches were conducted in the first semester of 2013. Overarching report is currently under preparation and first consultation workshop is scheduled in Nov/Dec 2013.

Myanmar CDS inception workshop was conducted last 16 July 2013. Consultants that will prepare the chapter reports have been mobilized. Deadline for the first draft of the chapter reports is on 30 September 2013. Review Mission is schedule in December 2013.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Regional Departments were consulted.
During Project Implementation Relevant Stakeholders will be consulted through consultation meetings and workshops.

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Consulting Services

The TA will require the services of a number of international and national experts, including development economists, sector specialists, editors, and research assistants. However, the exact requirements for each type of expertise and the length of input will vary among DMCs, to be determined after the initial diagnostic of the DMC economy in question is completed. For costing purposes, experience from completed and ongoing country diagnostic studies, and the requirement to expand diagnostics to cover additional dimensions, have indicated consulting services requirements. Requirements for subproject 1 are estimated at about 48 person-months of international and 24 person-months of national consulting services. In addition, each country diagnostic study in the subproject will require the services of research assistants as needed.

Given the limitations outlined above, intermittent nature of assignments, and anticipated variety of expertise required, the TA will primarily recruit experts individually, in accordance with ADB Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).


ADB will procure computers and software in accordance with its Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). Procurement will be coordinated with ADB's Office of Information Systems and Technology and its Office of Administrative Services. Upon TA completion, procured equipment will be disposed of in accordance with the project administration instruction on administering grant-financed TA projects.

Disbursements under the TA will accord with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Valerie Mercer-Blackman
Responsible ADB Department Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Responsible ADB Division Economic Analysis and Operations Support Division
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines


Concept Clearance 13 Aug 2012
Fact Finding 31 May 2012 to 17 Jun 2012
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Sep 2013

TA 0011-REG

Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
6,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 6,000,000.00 - 0.00
Title Document Type Document Date
Country Diagnostic Studies in Selected Developing Member Countries Technical Assistance Reports Oct 2012

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